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POSTCARDS & PUERTO RICAN POST CARDS
"© 1909 by Waldrop Photographic Co., San Juan, Porto Rico. / HAT VENDORS IN SAN
JUAN." one with a loaded burro, the other carrying the load himself; unused postcard, toning in front border corners from album mounting, long corner crease not too
conspicuous. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an
enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format.
"© 1909 by Waldrop Photographic Co., San Juan, Porto Rico. / INFANTRY BARRACKS, SAN JUAN. 82803" unused early white-border era post card, toning & small shallow scrapes along the 2 short edges, toning & scrapes at the front corners. $2.50 pm(a)*
"11 / UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO / Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico" unused chrome post card with fresh appearance. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg (318,420 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 pc
"91 COAMO SPRINGS HOTEL, ENTRANCE / COPR. RODRIGUEZ SERRA, PONCE" unused circa-1920 Azo (triangles both ways) real photo with good focus & contrast. Not as tall as most regular-size postcards. $15.00 p
"CARRYING BANANAS TO THE MARKET, PUERTO RICO 5" linen sent free by a serviceman to the US, trivial corner rounding. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 (p)
"COFFEE PLANTATION PORTO RICO" sepia-tone real photo postcard with brownish paper on back, considerable corner & edge wear, image has good focus & contrast, slight oxidation suggests 1920's. Interesting. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (269,309 bytes) format. $1.50 pa!*
"CONDADO BEACH HOTEL / SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, U.S.A. / 'THE ENCHANTED ISLAND'" unused chrome postcard with good color. (2 available) $1.00 each
"CONDADO VANDERBILT HOTEL, SAN JUAN, PORTO RICO 111571" as seen from the water, white-border era, front fairly fresh. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg (443,330 bytes) or .tif format. $1.75 p
"Cutting Sugar Cane at Ponce, Puerto Rico / Color by Louis Dormand / El Corte de la Cana, en Ponce, Puerto Rico." chrome postcard mailed 1962, tiny corner crease. $1.50 pa*
"K4BRN" Mayaguez QSL card mailed there OCT 3 1934 by operator Salvador Carbonell, red & blue on brownish paper includes the Puerto Rican flag as a design element, pushpin hole with discoloration at top center, toning on back mostly near the edges. $4.00 p
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"K4KD" Santurce shortwave QSL card mailed APR 22 1935 by operator E. W. 'Ma" Mayer (ex W9CCB), pushpin hole at top center with discoloration, cancel on front. $3.25 p
"K5FKT-KP4" APO 09845 (Ramey AFB, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) QSL postcard mailed 1970 by operator Ray L. Mote Jr. who was then operating in Kleberg County Texas, long upper corner crease, other edge wear minor. $1.50 t(k)p NEW / NEU / NY
"KP2A / KP5 / Desecheo" QSL viewcard with a coastal scene of the island in color, used 1991, confirmation handstamp on back, quality printing, excellent condition. Rare, this small National Wildlife Refuge is uninhabited & ordinarily closed to the public because of unexploded US military ordnance there. The only viewcard we have ever seen from it. $7.50 pe
"K4GTH" Santurce QSL on US postal reply card (1-c Martha Washington indicia) mailed 1940 to Ohio, 2 long but faint vertical creases, cancel ink across front, toning along right front edge, as is. $2.00 p
"K4HMW" Borinquen Field QSL card with large patriotic eagle design in red, mailed at San Juan 1941 by operator Johnny D'Andriole (serving with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron of the US Army Air Corps), small bends at the corners, light toning near the top front edge. $2.00 pgm(a)
"KP4AIO / EX. W8DVS W8OSL W4LIU ..." Ramey Air Force Base QSL post card with map of the island on front, used 1959 by operator Jules W. Wenglare (1938th AACS Squadron), slight bend at 2 corners, otherwise fresh. $2.00 pm(a)m
"KP4ARY" Santa Rosa Bayamon shortwave (7 MC) QSL card on yellow paper, used 1964 by operator Rubi Sanchez, good edges, attractive. $1.50 p
"KP4AVK" Mayaguez QSL card with hobby-related artwork, mailed there 1960 by operator John G. Vidmar, cancel ink on front. $1.50 p
"KP4AXM" Fort Allen QSL postcard used 1975 at the Naval Communication Station there, attractive Earth seen from space design, tape residue at top front center. $1.50 p!
"KP4BBN" Hato Rey shortwave (21.05 MC/KC) QSL postcard mailed 1988 by operator Luis M. Cabrera, a few small raindrop smears on the front, a few tiny speckles of toning near one front corner. $1.25 p
"KP4BK" Naval Air Station (Ceiba, near San Juan) QSL post card mailed 1949 from Georgia by operator Harold Cagle, small ARRL logo on front, tiny ding on one edge, small corner bend. Items from this small facility are scarce, because it was opened and closed several times from 1944 to 1957. $4.50 pm(n). Similar, but earlier, mailed 1946, tape stains on back, a little cancel ink on front. $4.50 pm(n) NEW / NEU / NY
"KP4BLM" Humacao District shortwave (7 Mc) QSL card mailed 1964 by operator Antonio Llona MD, hint of cancel ink on front, trivial wear to one corner. $2.00 p
"KP4BR" San Juan QSL postcard with Pan American World Airways Clipper advertising, mailed 1949 by operator Phil B. Collins, some cancel ink on front, one bottom corner with multiples creases. $1.50 pa
"KP4CZ" Villalba QSL card used 1985 by operator James A. Imhof (ex KP4AER), excellent condition. $1.75 p
"KP4EN" Fort Buchanan QSL card used 1947 by operator James C. Pirtle, information typed in neatly, 4 hinge remnants on the back, small piece of upper corner missing but obscures nothing. $3.00 pm(a)
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"KP4EO" shortwave (28 MC) Fort Buchanan QSL card used 1948 by operator Felix Misclichi, paper browning unevenly with age. $2.00 p
"KP4FF" 2-color Henry Barracks QSL card used 1947 by operator José J. Colón, tiny spot of ink on front obscures nothing. $2.50 p
"KP4FP" Fort Brooke, San Juan QSL postcard mused there 1948 by operator Art Bickhart at the Post Engineer Office, trivial wear at one corner, lightly toned back. Attractive Mores code graphics on front supplies the sender's call sign in red dashes & dots. $3.00 p
"KP4FP" 2-color San Juan QSL postcard mailed NOV 15 1948 at APO 851 (somewhat light but readable cancel) by operator A. Bickhart at the Post Engineer Office, tiny spot of light toning at front bottom edge. $2.50 p-a
"KP4GC" Trujillo Alto shortwave QSL postcard mailed 1989 to Pennsylvania, 2 tiny spots of ink on front due to postal routing marks, good edges. $1.50 p
"KP4GP" Arecibo QSL postal card (1-c Jefferson with mostly clear machine cancel) on brownish paper, mailed there July 31 1948 by operator Jose E. Munoz, a little cancel ink on front. $2.50 p-p
"KP4IH" San Juan QSL postcard with large hobby-related cartoon art & lettering in red, mailed 1949 by operator Charles 'Chuck' Harding of Pan American Airways, small corner crease, minor wear at 2 other corners. $3.00 pa
"KP4IV" Roosevelt Roads QSL card with flying eagle background design, mailed at Roosevelt Roads Station of San Juan JAN 30 1950 (clear & complete hand cancel) by operator Bill Staples at the US Naval Air Station, 3 corners crease faintly away from stamp & cancel. $2.50 p-p
"KP4JE" San Juan QSL postcard with Pan American World Airways Clipper advertising, mailed 1950 by operator Maurice J. Grainger, a little cancel ink on front, trivial corner wear, some small ink spots on the back may not belong. $2.00 pa
"KP4KD" San Juan QSL card on brownish paper mailed there 1950 by operator E. W. Ev Mayer, small corner crease. $1.50 p
"KP4QI" Guayama QSL postcard used 1991 by operator Neftali Ortiz, large & attractive drawing of a satellite in blue & small ARRL logo in red help the eye appeal, small spot in front background, otherwise excellent condition. $2.50 ps
"KP4UH" Sabana Seca QSL postcard mailed 1954 to Michigan (clear 17007 BR cancel of the US Naval Radio Station there, forwarded on arrival), tiny creases at bottom corners. Postcard sold, but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 p-p
"KP4URO" Santurce QSL postcard mailed JAN 8 1959 by operator George Blair Riddell to Pennsylvania, multicolored Pan American airline advertising over much of the front, 2 correction on front by sender, small corner bend. $2.00 pa
"KP4WJ" shortwave Sabana Seca QSL card used 1954 by operator Harold P. Fowler at the US Navy Communications Station there. $2.00 p
"KP4XX" San Juan shortwave (10.102 MHz) QSL post card used 1996 by operator Pedro J. Santa Sanchez, small ARRL logo on front. $1.25 p
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"KP5 / N1DX" Desecheo Island National Wildlife Refuge DXpedition shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card with detailed map (!) of the small island on front, used 1992 by operator Jack Corson. Back describes in harrowing detail the perils of his trip there, apparently done with the permission of the US Interior Department. Rare, this small National Wildlife Refuge is uninhabited & ordinarily closed to the public because of unexploded US military ordnance there. $6.00 pme
"La Bombonera / RESTAURANT / Recomended(sic) / by / Rachael Ray / on the TV Show $40 / a Day" including powdered sugar donuts & a 2010 calendar on the back, advertising card in excellent condition. Location is San Juan Puerto Rico. $1.00 ptca NEW / NEU / NY
"'LA MARINA' AND HARBOR, SAN JUAN" including several sailing ships & a steamer, unused early white-border era postcard using an image copyrighted 1909, corners discolored faintly by album mounts (mostly within the border area), made in the USA. $5.00 p*
"NJ7D / KP5" Desecheo Island shortwave (14 MHz) QSL card used 1988 by operator Richard Henry. Rare, this small National Wildlife Refuge is uninhabited & closed to the public because of unexploded US military ordnance there. Trespassers there are subject to arrest! (We can only assume that this visitor received special permission.) Politically, the island is part of Puerto Rico. $5.00 pe
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"NP4IN" Ponce shortwave (14 MHz) QSL card used 1986 by operator Divini Luis Perez, excellent condition. $1.50 p
"NP4WW" continental Bayamón QSL postcard mailed 1989 by operator Fausto Ortiz to Pennsylvania, trivial wear to 2 corners, small G8 US postal routing mark on front. $1.25 p
"Paseo de las Damas, Arecibo, P. R." unused post card published by F. Liebig in San Juan (No. 175 on back), mild corner & edge wear. Apparently rare, we found it in one historical archive & in one other offer (at a much higher price than ours). Where Fort San Miguel's ruins were once, now also known as El Fuerte or Paseo Victor Rojas. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. p
"Porto Rico Shucking Cocoanuts" sepia-tone Azo (triangles both ways) real photo, writing on both sides repeats caption, corner wear including 2 small corner creases not into the image, small tears at one short edge again not into image. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 pa!
"Royal Palms, Porto Rico / Waldrop Photo Co., / San Juan, P. R." undivided back from United Art Publishing, unused. Dark color at lower right edge is misregistered grass from printing process, which was at a slight tilt that would otherwise not be perceived. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (250,518 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 pt
See also our Puerto Rico postal history.
SILVER EXPRESS. Unused continental postcard showing its Convair CV-240-53 (N344MM) at San Juan Puerto Rico in March 1992, near mint & attractive. This aircraft was written off after its takeoff accident there on 30 June 1997. Rare. SOLD ap
"Street Scene, at Ponce, P. R." near the Plaza Las Delicias, with readable signage on the building in the left foreground--'SUNPROOF-WALLHIDE WATERSPAR / PINTURAS-BARNICES ESMALTES / ELCOMETA / SUCS DE TRUJILLO & SUBINA, S. ENC.'; unused post card with light toning near the back edges. $3.00 p*
TFA / TRANS FLORIDA AIRLINES / TRANS-FLORIDA AIRLINES. Continental size color postcard showing its Convair CV-240 (N87949) parked, registration number penned neatly on back, otherwise fresh. On 1 June 1998 this aircraft crashed on a training flight at Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport in Puerto Rico & was damaged beyond repair. Fortunately there were no fatalities. Near mint. $10.00 a(p)pf(t)
"This balloon was at our fair a few weeks ago." uncaptioned (so we use the pertinent text written on front) real photo post card, colorless impressed logo of the Waldrop Photo Co. in San Juan Puerto Rico on back, mailed MAR 3 1911 (cancel place to light to be sure) to Miss Catherine Myers in Tonawanda New York, small upper corner crease, long almost vertical crease faintly toward the right front side. A few years later the originator became known as the Waldrop Photographic Company. $15.00 bp(s) NEW / NEU / NY
TOL AIR / TOL AIR SERVICES, INC. (Puerto Rico). Unused continental size color post card showing its Douglas DC-3C (N784T) parked at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, near mint. $7.50 a(p)pa
VIRGIN ISLANDS SEAPLANE SHUTTLE (United States). Unused regular-size post card showing its Grumman Turbo Mallard moving through the water, ad matter on back depicts daily flights between Tortola, St. John, St. Thomas, San Juan & St. Croix, near mint. $10.00 abvp
"Vista del Rio Camuy, Camuy, Puerto Rico" with many palm trees by the water's edge, colorful linen, trivial corner wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg (311,276 bytes) or .tif format. $1.75 pt
"W4LVV" portable San Juan shortwave (14 mc) QSL card mailed there 1947 by operator Charles 'Chuck' J. Bolvin, US map design, one corner with 2 small creases, 2 other corners with minor wear. $1.25 p
"W8DD / KP4" Santurce shortwave (14 MHz) QSL card used 1987 by operator Robert F. Smith, address correction on front detracts from appearance, edges are good. $1.00 p
Wanted to buy--older real photo post cards from Puerto Rico. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c2
Wanted to buy--postcards with views of Vieques. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--unusual post cards from there, even modern ones! Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c
"WP4DQP" Rio Piedras QSL postcard mailed 1974 by operator Ben Colucci using a meter to Ohio, cancel on front, back paper browning with age, corner crease, as is. $1.00 p
"WP4FMH" Salinas QSL post card used 1990 by operator Adrian Santiago, grid correction pasted on front, fresh appearance. $1.25 p
WRANGLER AVIATION (United States). Unused regular size copyrighted postcard showing its Canadair CL-44D4-6 (N100BB) on the ground, trivial wear to the bottom corners, minor fingernail indents at the top edge. Exceptionally attractive all that said. On December 1 1992 it was struck by lightning approaching Aguadilla-Borinquen Airport in Puerto Rico; there were no fatalities, but the damage forced it to be written off. $7.50 a(p)pd
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